PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES AND STAGES

Information and Support

Talk Abouts

Educates families through workshops, structured support groups, Face Book support groups and telephone and in-person consultations 

Best Start

Newborns through Pre-K

Offers new parents information, education, connections, support and programs 

The Family Education Program

Children and Teens

Gives parents the tools to navigate their children’s educational and life issues while kids work on their reading, math, social and life skills 

Educational Advocacy

Ages 2 ½ to 22

Provides families with an experienced advocate free of charge to help manage IEPs, classroom placements and more so that children can thrive in a learning environment tailored to their needs.

The Exceptional Educators Program

Trains classroom teachers, paras, school administrators and school district staff to be the most effective educators for children with Down syndrome.

Adult Enrichment Programs

Ages 18+

Encourages adults to continue to learn and create through activities that develop social skills, literacy, self-advocacy and a healthy lifestyle.

The DownRight ExtraOrdinary Walk

Committed to raising community awareness of the abilities of people with Down syndrome for over a quarter of a century! 

Without Walls Socials

Because sometimes we just want to have fun!

Welcome to the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization Family!

We are parents, families and friends working together for over 40 years to create brighter futures for all individuals with Down syndrome in our community. We offer information, education and support to people with Down syndrome and their families, friends, educators, and professionals in a supportive and nurturing environment.

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